Finley family home on Rock Street in Batesville with family in front, taken about 1922. Chickens are in the yard with a small barn in back.
L to R: Frank Denton Finley (died as young man), Charlie Richard Finley, Carl Leviticus Finley, Gravelly Eugene Finley, Samuel Tisby Finley, Jr., Bessie Gravelly Finley holding Effie Magnolia Finley (Davis), Samuel Tisby Finley, Sr., Bessie Irene Finley (Waddy).
Samuel Jr. became a musician and cosmetologist, Gravelly a physician, Carl (named Leviticus by his mother because it was the 3rd book in the Bible and he was the third child) who also became a musician and cosmetologist and worked most of his life for Westinghouse. Charlie became a funeral director in New York, Frank went into military service and died of Desert Fever, Bessie became an assistant principal at Jane Adams elementary school in Cleveland OH, Effie became a real estate broker.
All the children but Frank earned college degrees. Their father sent each child to Little Rock to get their high school education because a school for Black children was not available in Batesville. (OIRM Finley/Davis collection)